Tattoo Styles Guide \ Blackwork
Blackwork is the kind of style that really divides tattoo enthusiasts the world over. Blackwork takes dotwork, linework and color saturation to their extremes, incorporating significant areas of black ink, complex geometric patterns and perfect symmetrical precision.
Blackwork is mostly an ornamental style as opposed to portraying meaning or symbolism, though some blackwork tattoos do feature figurative forms and recognizable subjects. Modern blackwork tattoos often incorporate white ink atop the black, or some artists use skin breaks to create their desired effect.
In addition to their recognizable aesthetic, blackwork can be used as an effective and stylistic way of covering up of an old tattoo.
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